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6 min ago | Truthdig

Victim of McCarthy-Era Witch Hunt calls on U-Illinois not to Fire Critic of Israeli Policies

Note by Juan Cole: In the early 1950s, under the influence of Sen. Joseph McCarthy , a national witch hunt was conducted for leftists.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, US News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Man Leaves Car To Fatally Shoot Panhandler In Wheelchair

It never fails. Every time we have another one of these mass shootings in the United States, someone in the corporate media is going to book this guy to carry water for the NRA and their desire to just turn us into the wild west and eliminate all Piers Morgan encountered the gun nuts' gun nut, Larry Pratt of the Gun Owners of America, on his CNN ... (more)

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

Crooks and Liars

Pat Robertson Explains Robin Williams' Suicide: 'The Heathen' Worships Idols

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday explained to his viewers that Robin Williams had recently committed suicide because "the heathen" worships false gods like fame and money.

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Related Topix: Suicide, US News

Daily Kos

Date rape: News outlets do not want to understand the evidence

So, college relationships and sex is the same as it ever was, but the old guard still wants to choose blame over education.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, US News

Daily Kos

9 Year Old Learns How To Shoot Uzi Learns How To Kill.

A shooting range instructor in Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Guns, Entertainment, Drama, Television, US News

Crooks and Liars

Flashback To 2008: 8-Year-Old Killed While Shooting Uzi At Gun Fair

All this outrage on Morning Joe, and it wasn't even the first time it happened. In deep-blue Massachusetts, even! Except this child ended up killing himself, while his father was right there, supporting him.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Westfield, MA, US News

Truthdig

Playwright Sees Blatant Racism in ADL Ad About Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza

Wallace Shawn translated an ad by the Anti-Defamation League into "plain English" and he found a disturbing message; a Chinese chef meets his end when cooking with a dangerous ingredient; meanwhile, a binational Israel-Palestine state may not be as far off as many think.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, Champaign, IL, US News

Common Dreams

Cheney's Legacy: Honesty Still in Short Supply

As the world marks the centennial of World War I, the guns of August are again being oiled by comfortable politicians and the fawning corporate media, both bereft of any sense of history.

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Related Topix: Dick Cheney, Syria, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US News

ThinkProgress

No, Child Survivors of Sex Trafficking Are Not 'Legitimate Offenders' Of Prostitution

Even though the FBI has identified Washington, D.C. as a high-frequency area for sex trafficking of minors, city officials there are expressing reservations about a critical component of an anti-trafficking law that advocates say would expand protections for survivors of this violence - claiming that some children are prostitution "offenders."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Truthdig

Open-Ended Cease-Fire Reached in Israel/ Gaza: But How Long Will It Last?

The Palestinians could argue that they have won some concessions. New checkpoints will be open and restrictions on imports into Gaza by Israel will be eased.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Cold War, Entertainment, Television, US News

Daily Kos

Rush Limbaugh Plagued With Deserting Radio Stations - And Now, Dead Air

The news for talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, continues to go from bad to worsea to even worst than that.

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh, US News

Daily Kos

Elections: Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma primary liveblog #2

AG : 470,000 votes in statewide and the Democratic primary looks just as over as it did before.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, Representative Joe Garcia, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

OpEdNews

A Stock-Market Milestone is Reached, But Who Cares?

Monday morning the Stock Market passed another historic milestone, as the S&P 500 composite index briefly passed the 2,000 mark before ending the day on a record-breaking high .

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Burger King expands realm into Canada

Burger King will purchase Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for $11 billion, the company has confirmed .

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Related Topix: Tim Hortons, US News

Daily Kos

Supporters of officer that shot Brown are lovely people who are not at all racist

Another anecdote from that weekend rally to support the officer that shot Michael Brown: Did we mention that it's not about racism, no sir, can't imagine where you got that idea ? While CNN was talking to pro-Wilson demonstrators, a local resident, Victor Dewan, came by to tell the rally to go home, that he doesn't want trouble in his neighborhood.

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Related Topix: US News

Truthdig

Top 5 Ironies of U.S. Reaction to Egypt/UAE Bombing of Libya

The diplomatic angst issuing from Washington around the United Arab Emirates and Egypt bombing of weapons depots belonging to the Qatar-backed fundamentalist militia of Misrata holds many delicious ironies: 1. According to the BBC, "the U.S., France, Germany, Italy and the UK issued a joint statement denouncing "outside interference" in Libya."

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US News

Daily Kos

Issues Under Fire: Eyes off Gaza, While Obama Prepares to Fight A Monster

Day 50 of the Assault on Gaza: All attention should remain focused on the Strip, since another truce has been rumored to be in the works in Cairo.

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Related Topix: Monster, Human Resources, Israel, World News, Middle East, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US News

Common Dreams

If Liberal Zionism Were Dead, What Actions Would That Imply?

'The core problem with the Liberal Zionists,' writes Naiman, 'is not that they believe in Zionism, but that they do not believe in organizing effective pressure on the Israeli government to bring about the policies that the Liberal Zionists claim to support .'

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, South Africa, Africa, US News

Crooks and Liars

Rich Lowry: Pro-Immigration Republicans Should Be 'Shot' And 'Hanged'

He has a suggestion regarding how to deal with Republicans who say that "there are jobs that Americans won't do."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Dissident Voice

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an18-year old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons.

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Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Environment, Science, Asia, US News

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